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AmeriCorps/NC LiteracyCorps Full-Time Member: The Literacy Council is looking for their next AmeriCorps member. If you are interested in the position more information can be found at the NC LiteracyCorps Website. The application deadline is May 4th.

Spelling Bee: Our annual fun/fund/friend - raiser will take place Tue., April 28 from 6-9pm at The Millroom (66 Asheland Ave). If you are interested in forming a team, please email

Movie Night: Join us Wed., May 13 at 6pm for a Movie Night at LCBC. We will show El Norte, an Oscar-nominated independent film from 1983 which tells the story of two indigenous youths who flee the Guatemalan Civil War. Click here for more info, and please contact to reserve a seat.

Annual Picnic: Bring a dish to share on Sat., May 30 from 11:30am- 1pm at the French Broad River Park pavilion (map here). Students, tutors, board members, staff,
and donors are invited to attend.

Learn what it is like to be a tutor or a student at the Literacy Council in the article: Mountain Causes, Asheville Citizen-TimesClick here for a pdf version.     

Become a volunteer tutor! The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on March 25 at 9am, and March 26 at 5:30pm. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions to attend. RSVP to

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Read about how an Augstine Project student's love of dogs helped him improve his reading.

Congratulations to Edith on passing the US Naturalization exam.

Congratulations to R.J., an Adult Education student, who was able to read a book to his grandchild for the first time.

Congratulations to Richard, an Adult Education student who has worked diligently and made huge gains.

Congratulations to Gina Poore, one of our very dedicated Adult Education students.

Read our tutor's story about traveling to Mexico with her student.

Meet our star ESOL student this year, Elena Zinchenko.

Read about the inspiring Jimenez/Hernandez family, a whole family of Literacy Council students!

Meet Jesus Hernandez, Augustine Project student.

Congratulations to our students! 2 ESOL students earned U.S. citizenship and 2 Adult Ed student were awarded their GEDs in January.

Read our March e-newsletter here.

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